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How Flood Damage can Affect Your Raleigh Residence when Appliances Malfunction

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Flood Damage can Affect Your Raleigh Residence when Appliances Malfunction Accidents can happen from broken or worn out pipes. If your home is flooded as a result, contact SERVPRO for quick remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly After a Water Damage Incident in Your Home

We know that protecting your Raleigh home from damage is a recurring task that you take seriously. Your home is one of your most substantial investments and provides the majority of your family's protection. Making sure it remains intact and damage-free ensures that your family stays protected from the elements and other dangers.

One problem that occurs in homes is flood damage in Raleigh caused by a broken water line. Washing machines, dishwashers, or ice makers can quickly flood a home when the line supplying the water breaks or comes loose. Even a partial detachment can create a catastrophe. Water heaters can also cause the same issues and with even worse complications than the other appliances.

All too often, once installed, these lines rarely receive a second thought. Without thinking about these, inspection of those same lines does not happen as it should. While homeowners can help prevent these from happening, this is only true when a loose hose or worn out hardware is detected before a problem happens. Timely inspections cannot eliminate all problems, only decrease their possibility.

Because accidents happen with even the most diligent care, SERVPRO offers 24-hour service. Every second counts when your home is taking on water, so we respond when you need us, for your convenience. When we arrive, we arrive ready to start removing the water, helping your home recover from the water that slowly but steadily sets in throughout your home.

The water coming from water lines is clean and drinkable, until it hits the floor and becomes contaminated. Even if your home is spotless, residues from cleaners and home care products can mix in the water and spread to areas where they then cause damage. If we can remove the water quickly enough, and if several other factors are favorable, the chances of saving any carpeting increase.

Just as we take extraordinary measures to dry a wood floor, there are newly developed methods that can now restore carpeting. However, these measures usually fail when flooding comes from outside sources because of the amount of contamination. If interior-sourced water stagnates inside your home, this can also cause these measures to become ineffective.  

SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest wants to help your family recover after flood damage, including helping you retain your current carpeting. Call us at (919) 790-1222 for the latest in technological advances and equipment used by IICRC-certified technicians who care about your family and your home.

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Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Raleigh Restaurants Closed

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Raleigh Restaurants Closed Whenever a Raleigh restaurant sustains commercial fire damage, it can take a very long time to get everything back to normal again.

Commercial Fire Damage

Kitchen fires can happen in both homes and businesses. When a restaurant in Raleigh experiences one, it can change everything in a matter of minutes. After the primary shock and evacuation of your restaurant, diners typically expect you to reopen quickly. After all, it was only a 'small fire.'

However, whenever a Raleigh restaurant sustains commercial fire damage, it can take a very long time to get everything back to normal again. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training and education so they can remediate problems caused by smoke, soot, and fire in a rapid manner. Working quickly not only gets the job done faster but it also keeps existing damage from spreading.

While experts recommend against using water on a kitchen fire as it sits on the stove, any areas that catch fire where firefighters attend to later can sustain water damage, as well. This damage continues to spread. It can also affect metal throughout your kitchen.

As moisture seeps underneath floors, inside walls, and behind cabinets, smokey residues and soot slowly harden on materials. The black-coated walls, shelves, equipment, and anything else needs specialized cleaning skills to restore them again. Without timely removal, the materials covered by soot and smoke can lose their shine or luster when cleaning does take place later.

Charring of walls and other structures requires repairs, as well. Removal of damaged materials and followed by replacements helps cut the odor down a great deal. However, the soot and smoke permeate everywhere, including the dining area. Your patrons might not expect the scent of your restaurant to also return to normal, but if it smells bad when they return, you should expect complaints.

Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) works alongside the rest of our crew members, ensuring your restaurant is genuinely ready to reopen. Scent makes up a large part of our daily lives. While eating a meal, much of the taste is made up of how it smells. Bad smells can adversely affect the taste so almost any food. We want to make sure that even the food served at your restaurant is once again “Like it never even happened.”

The technicians of SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest enjoy eating at our local restaurants with their families, and we want to help your restaurant reopen quickly after fire damage. Call us for our 24-hour service at (919) 790-1222 any day of the year.

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How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Raleigh Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Raleigh Home Water Damage from Clogged Gutters in Raleigh Is Not Necessary with Inspections--SERVPRO Tip

Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Property After Rains or Floods Occur

Prevention is better than cure,’ so goes the old English adage. Water damage to your Raleigh homes and real estate property is a hazardous eventuality. As such, it is in your best interest to employ all tactics to see to it that it does not happen at all. You can only be sure of this if you are acquainted with all the possible strategies and best practices for prevention.

We at SERVPRO are familiar with these preventive strategies. This arises out of our experience with the mitigation of water damage in Raleigh. Our skilled and IICRC-certified technicians have compiled a list of these strategies and would be glad to share them with you.

By far the most outstanding tool in this arsenal is the proactive approach. This entails putting in place timely interventions beforehand rather than waiting for the problem to arise first before responding to it.

SERVPRO’s technicians recommend that you carry out regular inspections of your premises and properties. This way, you can be able to identify potential hotspots and develop a counteractive response. Doing this shall also earn you the benefit of spending less on restoration services and forestalling worse damages to your property.

Unclogging your drains and gutters regularly suggested by SERVPRO ensures a smooth flow of water and eliminates most chances of water intrusion because of poor rainwater channeling from away the structure. This also goes a long way in reducing the likelihood of your property suffering damages from mold infestations and foul odors.

Nothing lasts an eternity. The plumbing parts and components of your premises are by no means exceptional. Consider a timely and regular replacement of the worn out parts and components of your property’s plumbing system. This way, you can ward off the possibilities of water damage caused by the malfunctions of these parts.

If your home or business is in need of water removal and restoration, rely on a professional local franchise SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest for positive results. Call us 24/7 at (919) 790-1222.

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All Flood Damage in Raleigh Homes Needs an Immediate Response

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage All Flood Damage in Raleigh Homes Needs an Immediate Response Take precautions against flooding in your home. But if you experience floodwaters entering your residence, contact SERVPRO for drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly and Help Prevent Secondary Damages Such as Mold From Forming

Even without being on the coastline, the weather in inland areas can reflect the weather nearer the ocean. This includes the Raleigh area, and when this happens, residences in our area often suffer weather-related problems.

One of these problems that homeowners might experience includes flood damage in Raleigh. This year, because of the increased amount of tropical storm activity, the chances seem more significant than in previous years for this type of specific problem.  

Flooded homes need immediate and professional mitigation services to remain protected. Some homeowners believe waiting for the season to pass can provide cost-savings but this can result in the opposite, instead. Increased financial strains occur because damages spread easily, increasing quickly, in a home sans timely mitigation.

Instead of waiting for the end of the worst weather, realizing that much of it may never affect the properties in our area, including your home, rendering a wait-and-see approach costly instead of paying off with financial savings. Assuming otherwise and waiting to mitigate the already existing damage from flooding ensures that any existing damage inside your home increases, spreads, and develops secondary issues.   

SERVPRO wants to help you keep overall costs low and manageable by providing timely mitigation for all of the issues your home currently faces. As we work to remove damaged materials, clean areas infiltrated by flood waters, and reduce the overall humidity inside your home, we can provide you tips that protect your property against future flooding disasters. There is no reason to wait for the season to pass before performing the work that can keep mold from growing or drywall from disintegrating.

Even though we can never prevent any disasters from occurring, having first-hand knowledge of your home can provide us with the information needed to diminish possible damages. Following through can save homeowners from experiencing more significant losses than necessary during future flooding events.  

Tips that might work can include keeping valuables, such as electronics and heirlooms, and perishable items, mainly foodstuffs, in higher-than-normal locations until the season passes. Sandbags placed around your property's perimeter can also provide some protection for short-lived flooding events. Having already filled sandbags ready before such events can save an enormous amount of time while keeping your family less-stressed about such circumstances.

Always ready to help you with both small and enormous disasters, SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest can be contacted by calling their local number, (919) 790-1222. Flood damage can leave your home in unlivable condition, but we can help reverse any flood damage present.

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Water Damage in a Raleigh Home's Kitchen or Pantry

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in a Raleigh Home's Kitchen or Pantry When mopping water can seep under appliances causing a build up water damage.

SERVPRO Can Detect Hidden Water Damage in Your Kitchen

Storing your cookware in an easily-accessible location in your Raleigh residence helps make meal preparation a smooth process. Sometimes, when in a rush, it might seem unimportant if these items remain damp when you put them away. This dampness can accumulate, though, and cause problems in your home if you allow this to happen repeatedly.

Raleigh homes with water damage can suffer other consequences. Microbial growth is almost impossible without an abundance of moisture. Other pests, such as rodents and insects, find homes with damp areas much more inviting than they do drier homes. Removing the damaged areas can make your home less likely to succumb to invasions by pests in the future.

At SERVPRO, we install dehumidifiers that remove any problematic moisture from the air and keep it at a comfortable level for you and your family. Complete dryness is not healthy, either, so we use models that you can adjust for your comfort. We recommend for you to check kitchen and pantry shelves to ensure their placement remains level to prevent moisture from running back toward the wall and traveling downward.

Any visible damage that seems minor can hide severely damaged areas, so we check these areas with high-tech devices to reveal where elevated moisture accumulation exists. Water pipes that leak remain one of the most common reasons for water damage, but condensation on appliances can also become problematic. Regardless of the source, we can locate it and put a stop to the problem before it worsens.

For water damage that already affects your kitchen, we first remove damaged materials and then clean other areas of grit and grime that seems to build up in these types of areas. These locations can include behind your sink and underneath the cabinet, under appliances where mop water often seeps, or around windowsills. After completion of our work, your kitchen and pantry areas can function once again as they should, “Like it never even happened.” We know that your kitchen is a focal point in your family's life, and we want to make it a clean place to prepare food and eat meals for everyone in your home again.

SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest's employees are trained and skilled Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) who care about the state of your home. We can be contacted at our local number, (919) 790-1222, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call us so we can undo the problems water damage can cause.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Raleigh

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Raleigh SERVPRO has the resources to clean and restore soot and smoke damage.

SERVPRO Can Clean and Restore Your Raleigh Property from Fire Damage

Fire disasters in Raleigh may occur unexpectedly and wreak havoc on your property. The resultant smoke and soot can ruin your upholstery, fabrics, furniture, and even walls. In worst case scenarios, the fire may even bring the whole structure down, leading to immense losses. From this end, it is important to have a fire damage restoration company on speed dial. A competent and experienced professional can arrive at the site on time and salvage most of the property that sustained damage.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of IICRC-certified fire damage restoration experts and a stock of resources that enable us to respond swiftly to fire emergencies in Raleigh. We are locally-based and understand the importance of quick action when it comes to smoke damage restoration. Within a few hours of notification, we can arrive at the site and complete the cleanup process quickly, “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke damage occurs after the firefighters extinguish the fire. The soot and smoke from the fire spread across the room rapidly and settle on various surfaces. Soot is a fine, black substance that binds to fabrics and walls. It is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels and is made up of dust, acids, and chemicals. Not only is it a health hazard, but it can also cause extensive property damage if not handled immediately.

The type of soot or smoke damage determines the cleanup process we use. SERVPRO technicians have vast knowledge on how to deal with different types of smoke and soot damage. If you contact us quickly, we can be able to salvage most of your items. To maintain Health and Safety regulations, all our professionals use Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE) during restoration.

We remove all restorable items from the site and then clean them up before returning to you. Depending on the extent of smoke damage, we may also apply specialist cleaning. Our technicians can use visual observation to assess the best approach for the situation.

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You risk losing valuable items when a fire disaster occurs in your home. If you need quick, reliable fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest is just around the corner. We have dedicated personnel who can arrive promptly at the site and begin the restoration process. Call us anytime at (919) 790-1222.

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Keeping Your Family Safe in a Flood Damage Situation in Raleigh

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Keeping Your Family Safe in a Flood Damage Situation in Raleigh Don't let flood or storm damage keep you out of your home for long. Contact SERVPRO and we'll quickly start the remediation and restoration processes.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Your Flood Damage to Keep You and Your Family Impervious to Floodwaters

Floodwaters present various risks such as injuries, hazards, and diseases to the residents of Raleigh. Furthermore, they can lead to immeasurable damage to your property, belongings, and the environment at large. In the end, you may end up spending tons of money on repairs and maintenance.
Dramatic climate changes can put you at risk of flooding and, consequently, flood damage in Raleigh. When this happens, safety should be your main priority. Once everyone is safe and out of danger, SERVPRO can come in and proceed with the restoration process. Our IICRC-approved technicians are highly experienced and highly skilled, using state-of-the-art equipment when responding to an emergency.
In most flood damage situations, the floodwater is usually contaminated. Any floodwater can contain dangerous bacteria that could be harmful to your health - from sewers and drains in urban areas to animal wastes in rural areas. If possible, always wear protection (such as Wellington boots) when entering the floodwater and keep your hands out of the water.
SERVPRO flood damage restoration technicians can disinfect any item that has been in contact with the floodwater, and then discard the ones that cannot be properly cleaned. Hand sanitizing gel or wet wipes can work as a temporary cleaning solution before we arrive. Any food that has been contaminated by the floodwater should be disposed of, including fresh produce from the refrigerator or freezer.
Flood damage normally comes hand in hand with bad odors and dampness, which may take SERVPRO several months to eliminate from your home. Generally, steer away from floodwater that is moving or is above 4 inches (10 cm) from the flood. Fast moving water can unbalance and knock you off your feet. Considering that water levels may change drastically anytime, you need to position yourself in a place where you can escape to safety when the levels rise. Indeed, floodwater can hide numerous physical hazards such as open manholes, raised drain covers, sharp items like metal or glass, and other trip hazards.
Storms and floods are unexpected, but when they come knocking, you can trust SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to restore any flood damage they may bring about. Our services are available 24/7, every day of the week. Call us today at (919) 790-1222.

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Contact A Professional To Address Mold Damage In Your Raleigh Area Home

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Contact A Professional To Address Mold Damage In Your Raleigh Area Home Mold Colonies Like These Pictured Require Professional Remediation--Contact SERVPRO

Trust Mold Remediation to the Experts

If you currently have mold growing inside of your Raleigh home, you should understand that there are a few species of mold that are more hazardous than others. More dangerous species release mycotoxins into the air that are the source of health problems that develop in some individuals once exposed.

However, many other species also produce toxins that mix with moisture covering vast areas of indoor growth, making the entire affected area potentially problematic. Regardless of the amount or type of mold damage, you find in your Raleigh area home; you should take steps to remove it promptly.

Suspecting that you have mold somewhere in your home is enough to warrant contacting a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO for help. You never want to take too long or ignore this possibly hazardous problem entirely. Let the professionals figure out if it exists, stay safe and let us assist you with making your next steps.

If you intend on locating mold before asking for help, the most practical way to locate a mold on your property is by using your eyes and nose. Finding mold stains on your walls obviously, means you have a problem. However, it is entirely possible to smell a mold problem that exists, without seeing any growth. It is also entirely possible to have an extensive mold problem and no odors are detectable.

Visible mold growth can come in a variety of colors and appearances. You might find a mixture of white, gray, brown, black, yellow, or even green, followed by discolorations, stains, or what looks like a fuzzy surface on regularly smooth building materials.
Always pay close attention to areas with a noticeable musty, dirt smell, or signs of excess moisture, water damage, and elevated humidity. Again, you can leave this task to IICRC certified professionals available at SERVPRO; we never want you to put yourself in a possibly unsafe situation.
One call gives you access to qualified professionals who can do the heavy lifting for you, call our office at SERVPRO of North Raleigh to begin your home’s mold remediation services. We are ready to assist homeowners throughout the Raleigh and Wake Forest areas, anytime, 24/7, 365. (919) 790-1222

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We Fight Water Damage in Your Raleigh Area Home So You Don't Have to

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Fight Water Damage in Your Raleigh Area Home So You Don't Have to An overflowing toilet can send contaminated water throughout your house. Contact SERVPRO to have it cleaned up correctly giving you peace of mind.

SERVPRO's Technicians Arrive Quickly to Help Prevent Secondary Damages

Having severe water damage on your Raleigh property can potentially cause significant problems over time. You need to address water issues as soon as you find them and give your home the best chance at a full recovery.  

It is common today for homeowners to seek professional help to address water damage issues found in their Raleigh area home. You may not have the expertise, time, or tools necessary to perform all of the needed repairs alone and there is nothing wrong with that. Times have changed and you no longer need to work a full-time job only to come home to fix the toilet or a broken appliance, never getting time for yourself.

Today, some highly-trained professionals offer to perform these services for you. Places like SERVPRO maintain a regular crew of IICRC-industry certified technicians that perform a wide variety of repairs that also include cleanup and restoration for any part of your home. We offer you personalized services, free of judgment and ridicule, providing you with excellent alternatives that make taking care of your home, easier.

SERVPRO technicians train in a grueling manner, making them especially qualified to provide you the best results possible. Using the latest methods and equipment available, our technicians help you make the most out of unforgiving situations. Our services are available to homeowners and property managers throughout the area, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Calling us gives you access to trusted members of the restoration community that you can count on to provide you with answers to disasters that occur on your property.

Whether you have a backflow in an upstairs toilet or water damage caused by a recent storm, SERVPRO can provide you with the services you need to recover quickly and efficiently. You only have to make one call to have it all; we offer full-service solutions, making your restoration as stress-free as possible.  

Make the most of what is available to you, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to receive quality results to water damage issues in your home, today. (919) 790-1222

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Hotels & Motels Searching for Help With Water Damage in Raleigh

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Hotels & Motels Searching for Help With Water Damage in Raleigh Any type of leak in you bathrooms that goes unnoticed can add up to water and possibly mold damage in the long run. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Determine the Cause of Water Damage When it is Not Obviously Apparent

Water can do an enormous amount of damage in a small amount of time, especially when you are busy running a well-established hotel or motel in Raleigh. You become distracted by daily events while a storm can take its toll on your roof, or a small plumbing leak occurs that can go unnoticed for months. These situations allow water to enter your property at various locations and lead to corrosion, rot, and even mold.  

To continue providing your clientele with the highest quality stay possible, you should have your area hotel, or motel inspected for water damage in Raleigh. Give an expertly trained restoration specialist the opportunity to help you maintain your property, with little to no interruption to the services you provide. A quality restoration company has the personnel and resources available to locate, repair, and even prevent problems quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO technicians have access to the latest advances in water location and detection devices. Infrared moisture detectors are used to make locating water on your property easier while hygrometers accurately determine the amount of saturation that exists. We also have water extractors of every shape and size, including attachments that give us the ability to reach small patches of water hidden within your walls, crawlspaces, or attic with ease.  

At SERVPRO, we show you the respect and understanding you deserve. Regardless of the size of the problem, you are experiencing, our technicians put forth every effort to repair the situation to the best of our ability. We can even offer a variety of recommendations that help you prevent these incidents from developing in the future, saving you from dealing with large-loss situations that prevent your business from operating normally.

SERVPRO services include carpet cleaning, water removal, and restoration to cover every emergency situation imaginable including fire, water, mold, and storm damage. Our technicians provide you with a one-stop solution, performing repairs and putting the finishing touches on even the toughest jobs. We also have commercial cleaning services available that make maintaining your building a cinch, with cleaning technicians that do far more than a regular janitorial service.  

Take advantage of emergency services available at SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest. We serve the entire area, call today. (919) 790-1222

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